Today, I receive all God’s love for me. Today, I open myself to the unbounded, limitless, overflowing abundance of God’s Universe. Today, I open myself to your Blessings, healing and miracles.Today, I open myself to God’s Word so that I become more like Jesus Everyday. Today, I proclaim that I’m God’s Beloved, I’m God’s Servant, I’m God’s powerful champion, And because I am blessed, I will bless the world, In Jesus Name, Amen.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

The Hong Kong 125th Anniversary Time Tunnel




The Hong Kong 125th Anniversary Time Tunnel

Hong Kong Causeway Bay underground railway station platform got a Coca-Cola makeover that covers the walls of its entire corridor. It's a pretty long walk alongside the subway walls.


MTR train service riders can now enjoy the "time tunnel" that showcases the evolution of Coca-Cola over 125 years.


This is only the first phase of the Coca-Cola Hong Kong celebration, so stay tuned! In the meantime, enjoy the photos of the subway station below, and if you are in town, please be sure to check it out. As you can see, the themes are 125 years of refreshment, summer enjoyment, sharing happiness, friendship and open happiness.




Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Skyway toll rates to take effect April 26, 2011



The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has approved the implementation of the new toll rates for the Integrated Skyway Stages 1 and 2.

The new toll rates which will take effect on April 26, 2011 are: 



  • P65 for the Makati-Bicutan elevated stretch
  • P106 for Makati-Sucat
  • P147 for Makati-Alabang.
For the at-grade section, approved tolls for Class 1 are as follows: 

  • P44 for Magallanes or C-5 to Merville or Bicutan
  • P31 from Bicutan to Sucat
  • P31 from Sucat to Alabang.

The integrated Skyway System consists of the 16.3-km. Buendia-Alabang elevated section and the 13.5-km. Magallanes-Alabang at-grade section.

The rates were supposed to take effect on April 20, but the Skyway operators decided on April 26 date to allow the motorists to enjoy the toll-free use of the new Skyway Bicutan-Alabang extension during the Holy Week.

With Stage 1’s newly-asphalted roadway and new toll facilities like the CCTV cameras and the Command Center, and the full operation of 6.88-km. Skyway’s Bicutan-Alabang section, travel time on both the at-grade and elevated sections of the Skyway System has remarkably improved from what used to be around one hour to just 15 to 20 minutes. The Skyway extension to Alabang opened to traffic last April 6, 2011.

For any clarifications, motorists may email corpcomm@cmmtc.com, or skyway@skyway.com.ph


Employees who are working on Black Saturday should get 130 percent of their daily wage




Employees who are working on Black Saturday should get 130 percent of their daily wage, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said Tuesday.

The President declared Black Saturday, April 23, as a special nonworking holiday throughout the country.

An employee working on Black Saturday is entitled to 130 percent of his daily rate for the first eight hours, and to an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on that day for work performed in excess of eight hours, said the labor secretary.


Black Saturday April 23, 2011 declared a special non-working day




Black Saturday is now a special non-working day.

MalacaƱang issued on Monday Proclamation no. 150 declaring Black Saturday as a special non-working day.

The proclamation was approved by President Aquino and it was signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.

According to the proclamation, Black Saturday "has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country.''

"Our people must be given the full and uninterrupted opportunity to ponder on the significance of the Holy Week and to properly observe its traditions with religious fervor, without prejudice to public interest,'' said the proclamation.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Australian Embassy to adopt appointment system beginning July 1, 2011




The Australian Embassy in Manila will adopt an appointment system starting July 1 for passport and consular services.

The Australian Embassy said the system will cover notarial acts and lodgement of passport applications.

Appointments for notarial acts and lodgement of passport applications can be requested from the Passport and Consular Section by 


  • phone (+63 2 757 8100 x309)
  •  fax (+63 2 757 8344) 
  •  email (manila.consular@dfat.gov.au)

Requests for appointments must be made at least one(1) working day ahead of the date the applicant plans to go to the embassy.

The notarial acts include consular services such as:

  • Certificates of No Impediment
  • certified copies
  • witnessing signatures
  • authentications
  • binding documents.

The embassy assured the public that every effort will be made to accommodate your request, however due to the volume of passport applications and notarial acts they'll not be able to guarantee your requested time unless you book your appointment well in advance.

The Consular Section is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

For after-hours emergencies, the public can call +63 2 757 8100, follow the prompts to transfer to the Department of Foreign Affairs toll free hotline or call direct : +61 2 6261 3305.

The Australia Consular Section is located at Level 23 - Tower 2, RCBC Plaza at 6819 Ayala Avenue in Makati City.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

LRT Balintawak, Roosevelt stations resume operations




Good News People of the Philippines! Two stations of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 that were closed after a freak accident involving two trains in February this year is finally reopened yesterday April 11.

Balintawak and Roosevelt stations is now fully operational.

LRTA 
 Administrator Rafael Rodriguez said they allotted ample time for the refresher and re-training of all train operators in Line 1, and re-orientation on safety driving policy to keep them from figuring in rail-related accidents.


If you still recalls last Feb. 18, two LRT trains collided at the reversing track at the LRT-1 in Quezon City. An investigation showed one of the drivers was texting when the incident occurred.

On Rodriguez's orders, the LRTA management instituted additional safety measures to prevent similar or related incident in the future.

These cover the modification of virtual switch which provides additional safety mechanism in the operations of trains and placement of train inspectors and dispatchers, who shall oversee the train movements from Monumento to the reversing site at Roosevelt Station.

The two stations are part of the North Extension Project that will link LRT-1 and MRT-3 through a common station which is expected to be completed next year.



So what are you waiting for? Avail of the LRT Roosevelt and Balintawak services now na! Enjoy the LRT!


Monday, April 11, 2011

May 1, 2011 - Labor Day Job Fair Pre-Registration for Applicants




May 1, 2011 - Labor Day Job Fair
Pre-Registration for Applicants


Job seekers need to pre-register with Phil-JobNet through which they will be pre-screened by employers who will participate at the Job and Livelihood Fair on Labor Day. This will give them higher chance of landing a job when they present themselves to the participating employers during the Job Fair.


http://phil-job.net/applicant/preapp_log.php




Labor Day 2011 now at Facebook, Twitter



Like, link, tweet, and follow us on Labor Day.

Jobseekers may now get updated with the latest events all set for the Labor Day celebration on May 1 online, especially the conduct of the nationwide Job and Livelihood Fair, as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) launches its official social network accounts. Facebook and Twitter, for Labor Day 2011.

Through Facebook and Twitter, jobseekers, for instance, will know that they need to pre-register with Phil-JobNet through which they will be pre-screened by employers who will participate at the Job and Livelihood Fair on Labor Day. This will give them higher chance of landing a job when they present themselves to the participating employers during the Job Fair.

Hyping two of the most famed and largest social networking sites, DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said that utilizing such online networks would greatly augment DOLE’s efforts to not only maximize the publicity of the array of events for the Labor Day celebration, but also to heighten the awareness of all jobseekers, and the general public, about the programs and services that they can avail during the conduct of the May 1 of the Job and Livelihood Fair.

Be updated and know the latest on Labor Day 2011. Add us on Facebook at laborday2011@yahoo.com and follow us on Twitter at @laborday2k11.   - Source DOLE


2011 BINIBINING PILIPINAS WINNERS


2011 BINIBINING PILIPINAS WINNER

Here are the winners of the recently concluded Binibining Pilipinas 2011:

Binibining Pilipinas – Universe – Shamcey Supsup

Photo by Jensie G
Shamcey Supsup BB. Pilipinas -Universe
photo from abs cbn


Photo by Jensie G
Binibining Pilipinas – International – Dianne Necio ( I knew her personally she's the granddaughter of Lolo Domeng Samar, Congrats!)

Photo by Jensie G

Binibining Pilipinas – Tourism – Isabella Manjon

1st Runner Up – Janine Tugonon

2nd Runner Up – Mary Jean Lastimosa

Best in Swimsuit – Queenierich Rehman

Best in Long Gown – Luzelle Felipe

Best in Talent – Shamcey Supsup

Best in National Costume – Sarah Nicole Clenci

Miss Cream Silk – Shamcey Supsup

Miss Philippine Airlines (PAL) – Shamcey Supsup

Miss Friendship – Samantha Purvor

Manila Bulletin Readers’ Choice Award – Luzelle Felipe

Face of Binibining Pilipinas 2011 (People’s Choice Award) – Angelia Gabrena Ong

Photo from abs-cbn
Photo from DF


Sunday, April 10, 2011

HOW TO VOTE ON LINE FOR PUERTO PRINCESA UNDERGROUND RIVER AS 7 WONDERS OF NATURE FOR 2011


HOW TO VOTE ON LINE FOR PUERTO PRINCESA UNDERGROUND RIVER  AS 7 WONDERS OF NATURE FOR 2011

Please encourage your relatives, friends and every concerned Filipino to vote for Puerto Princesa Underground River as one of the 7 Wonders of Nature .

HOW TO VOTE ON LINE  FOR PUERTO PRINCESA UNDERGROUND RIVER AS ONE OF THE NEW 7 WONDERS OF NATURE 2011:


  • CHOOSE PUERTO PRINCESA UNDERGROUND RIVER, THEN CHOOSE 6 OTHER NOMINEES TO COMPLETE THE 7. ( I chose the unpopular ones so as to give more chances to our very own PPP Underground River :-)

  • REGISTER VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS & PERSONAL INFORMATION USERNAME AND PASSWORD, THEN SUBMIT VOTE.


  • CONFIRM YOUR E-MAIL LINK

  • AN E-MAIL WILL BE SENT TO YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED, IN THIS E-MAIL YOU WILL FIND A CONFIRMATION LINK. PLEASE CLICK THE CONFIRMATION LINK FOR YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED


  • VERY IMPORTANT. IF YOU DO NOT CLICK THE CONFIRMATION LINK AND SEE THE CONFIRMATION PAGE ON YOUR WEBSITE, YOUR VOTE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.

THANK YOU! 


Last day of voting will be on September 25, 2011, so what are you waiting for? Vote na! Now na !


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Araw ng Kagitingan- April 9


Workers will get additional wages if they report for duty on Saturday, April 9, Araw ng Kagitingan, as a regular holiday nationwide in remembrance of the valor and heroism of the country’s soldiers and veterans in Bataan and Corregidor during World War II.


If it’s the employee’s regular workday, he is entitled to twice his basic pay on the first eight hours of work, and an additional 30 percent to his hourly rate if he works overtime.



If it’s the employee’s rest day and he reports to work, he shall get to 130-percent more to his daily rate, plus another 30-percent to his hourly rate if he works overtime.




However, those employed under a “no-work, no-pay” scheme who reports for duty today shall not get extra pay if they were absent or on leave with pay on Friday.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

QATAR AIRWAYS: BUY 1 TAKE 1 PROMO


QATAR AIRWAYS: BUY 1 TAKE 1 PROMO

This is really a very good news to those who love flying! Qatar Airways is taking the level of excitement to a new heights, Qatar Airways has unveiled the long-awaited highlight of its 100th destination launch campaign – a ‘two for the price of one’ ticket offer marking the biggest promotion in its 14-year history.

The Doha-based carrier has reached the historic milestone of 100 destinations on April with the start of flights to the Syrian city of Aleppo.

In celebration of the significant achievement, Qatar Airways launched the 48-hour global promotion from midnight Wednesday.

Starting from April 6 (at 00:01 hours) to 7 April 2011 (at 23:59 hours) customers from around the world can book two tickets for the price of one on http://www.qatarairways.com/global/en/100.html. Bookings are based on the time zone they are booking from.

This never-seen-before Qatar Airways offer is valid for travel between May 1 and June 10 with travel to be completed by June 11.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Office Akbar Al Baker said: “The launch of our 100th destination is a great milestone in the success story of Qatar Airways. “Since our re-launch just over 14 years ago, the airline has grown from strength to strength at a phenomenal pace, and this remarkable achievement of reaching 100 destinations would not have been possible without the loyal support of our customers, who have supported our business over the years.

“Our 100th destination launch is a perfect opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to all our customers, valued partners, corporate and leisure travellers for making Qatar Airways their airline of choice.

“Through this amazing global promotion, we are pleased to give back and to share this historic moment with our customers. It is also a great way for those who have never flown with Qatar Airways before to try our service and see how our Five Star service sets us apart from others,” added Al Baker.

The fabulous offer is the ultimate highlight of an array of promotions for travellers around the world to celebrate Qatar Airways’ 100th destination launch.

In addition, to the “two for one” offer, Qatar Airways is running an online competition until April 16 http://www.qatarairways.com/global/en/100 for which customers may sign up for a chance to win one of 100 pairs of free tickets to any destination of their choice on Qatar Airways’ network. Customers have extra chances to win free tickets if they refer the offer to friends.

Furthermore, the airline’s frequent flyer loyalty programme, Privilege Club, is offering members 10,000 bonus Qmiles and a special discount of 25 percent on award tickets redeemed at qmiles.com. For Qatar Airways’ QNB co-branded credit card holders, up to 3,000 additional bonus Qmiles are on offer. Further details on these offers are available athttp://www.qatarairways.com/global/en/100 .


Qatar Airways Holidays, the airline’s tour operating division, is introducing an attractive Doha stop-over package at special rates, giving travellers a chance to explore the sights of Qatar before continuing to their onward destinations. These packages are available via http://www.qatarairways.com/global/en/100.html-offers.

Qatar Airways flies to a wide range of key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America with a modern fleet of 97 aircraft.

Qatar Airways is ranked the third best airline among the top 10 carriers in the world in the prestigious annual Skytrax audit of global passenger travel. Ranked Five Star for excellence by Skytrax, the airline’s competitive product focuses on comfort, cuisine, in-flight entertainment, award-winning in-flight service and a fleet of aircraft that is young and modern averaging just less than four years old.

Qatar Airways’ 2011 expansion highlights are:

New Routes:

• ALEPPO, April 6th 4-flights-a-week, airline’s 100th destination
• SHIRAZ, June 5th Twice-weekly flights – carrier’s third destination in Iran
• VENICE, June 15th Daily flights take Italian network up to three cities
• MONTREAL, June 29th Airline’s debut in Canada with introduction of thrice-weekly flights
• KOLKATA, July 27th Daily flights take airline’s Indian network up to 12 destinations
• SOFIA, September 14th 4-flights-a-week strengthen Eastern European presence
• OSLO, October 5th 5-flights-a-week – airline’s third Scandinavian route http://www.qatarairways.com/global/en/100.html

SOURCE INQUIRER


Monday, April 4, 2011

JOB FAIR AT MARKET MARKET APRIL 6-7, 2011


Negosyo lang ba ang Kabuhayan? Trabaho din. 

Join the Trabahong Swak!

Ito ang JOB FAIR na magbibigay pag-asa sa inyo! 


Trabahong Swak! will run for 2 days, April 6 and 7, 2011, at the Activity Center of Market! Market!


This is in cooperation with Market! Market! and Philippine Daily Inquirer Classified Ads.


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